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Found three eggs in the nestbox the other day. Not sure but I think Henrietta may have laid two, also found a shellless egg in the house, so maybe Abigail is working herself up to it.

Moved the chicken house yesterday so it’s facing the path, and I don’t have to go onto the mud three times a day to open/close/check it. Gotta finish tidying up the garden for winter at some point, although I did a bit yesterday. I took the garden bench apart a while ago and put it in the shed, gonna sand it and paint it come spring, as the chickens took to using it as a roost.

I like how the little bedroom looks when all the sawdust is new and clean, like a rabbit hutch! Apparently you can’t really keep chickens in with rabbits, and I think the dogs would have a bit much fun with it.

I looked out the window yesterday and Emmy was having it off with one of the chickens, who, strangely enough, didn’t seem to mind. The other chickens were just watching. They get nervous around the other dogs, but I think they’ve realised Emmy is pretty harmless. She went into heat a few weeks ago and I think it’s still wearing off. Took her to the vet and got her boosters done, dunno if I mentioned that. I probably did. Sophie should be due soon enough.


I guess that’s all my birthday stuff, still no new harddrive but I’m ok with that. Didn’t do anything else to celebrate it, didn’t even get a meal out. :(

But I got chickens and that’s still awesome!

Granddad drove me down to the place this morning and I got got two BlackRocks (Black but one has some blue feathers and one has gold so we can tell them apart) they were really quiet in the car, we didn’t hear a single noise from them! They also refused to leave the house once we got them home, so after leaving them a few hours I dug up a worm for them. They were out and scratching around looking for more within minutes.



Heh, I went out and took pictures of them. Look!

Pictures from when I was building the coop, and pictures from now! (ish) Mum has named the blue one Henrietta and the goldy one Hermia. Next one is going to be Abigale and then Mildred if it suits. Gonna also get some wood and build a bigger run onto the house once the dogs have settled down a bit (Really, it’s only Lucy that’s the problem. The moment they make a noise, terrier kicks in. But once she’s settled she should be totally bombproof with them.)

Need to go buy hay tomorrow. Didn’t manage to get an Araucana┬ábut maybe I can buy hatching eggs or there’ll be somebody close by selling them, I can’t make Granddad drive all the way out there again. Leghorns also lay green eggs apparently so that’s a possibility. I also like the hens with the emo haircuts.

Notes to various people

Youtube : Thankyou for finally fixing shuffle on playlists. (Not 100% kid-friendly, just click through very fast if a song about truckers comes on ^^)

Whoever invited BBCode : Great, thanks, now I’m so used typing out all links instead of pressing the button WordPress wants me to press that it’s really distracting.

Whoever said the new chicken coop could house 5 chickens : You liar. It’ll hold three at most, but it was nice and easy to put together!

My finger is doing a really irritating thing where it keeps locking and crunching. *relearns to type without it* Tera says my touch-typing is weird anyway. I guess because I taught myself and I have kinda big hands.

Took the dogs to the park today. Lost the ball within 5 minutes, Emmy walked over a whole pile of broken glass then complained her foot hurt. It was still going ok though until we got near the exit, two girls started petting the pups and Sohpie shook herself all over one of them (it was raining and she was also muddy) the girl roared at her and Sophie ran away. Right out of the park.

I walked the other three home, resigned to being yelled at and having to spend the rest of the day searching.

Stupid dog had run all the way home, scratched at the door to be let in and jumped into mum’s arms. xD We’re only like 10 doors down form the park, but still. She knows where she lives!

We really do need to get them chipped.

Mum’s sister Fran died a week or so ago. We sent flowers but can’t get to the funeral… It’d been coming for a long time, but yeah…